Mehedi Hasan Robin, former organising secretary of the Chhatra League's Buet unit and one of the prime accused of the brutal murder of Abrar Fahad confessed that he had given the order to beat Abrar.
Robin also said that he started beating Abrar as soon as his roommate Mizan brought him to room number 2011. After a while, he left the room, instructing others to continue beating Abrar.
There was a meeting led by Robin in the Sher-E-Bangla hall canteen at the beginning of October, where Abrar's roommate Mizan said he suspected Abrar of being involved with Chhatra Shibir.
The decision to beat Abrar came from that meeting.
Mehedi Hasan Robin said these in his confessional statement in the Abrar murder case at a court in Dhaka on Monday.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain recorded his statement.
Sub-Inspector Mazharul Islam, who is also the general recording officer at Chawkbazar police station, confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
Abrar, a second-year student of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology was beaten to death allegedly by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders on Monday.
Nineteen people have been arrested so far over the brutal murder of Abrar Fahad.